Thursday, 12 May 2011

Perigo! : Don Brash, second time around

Last time he appeared on the Perigo! show with host Lindsay Perigo, Don Brash was on the verge of ousting Rodney Hide, who had single-handedly destroyed the ACT Party, and taking over the party himself in a bloodless coup.

That now puts Don Brash front and centre where the ACT Party should have been along: criticising this government for its irresponsible timidity in tackling the biggest financial crisis and the largest govt deficit in this country’s history.

So now that Don Brash is leading the Act Party, where’s he going to lead it to? 

As the son of a preacher-man what does he now think about God and the Universe, Gay-Bashing Banks and Rodney? 

And how can he preach fiscal responsibility at the same time as pushing the profligate former mayor John Banks forward as ACT’s candidate in their anchor seat of Epsom?

Join Lindsay tonight on the Stratos channel to find out.



  1. Now *that* was an interview!

  2. Is it available online anywhere for the overseas crew?

  3. Not immediately, but as soon as the episode appears on YouTube I'll put it up here.

  4. On the whole, not the most promising start:

    the labour government in the first six years was relatively responsible

    Come ON!! The government spending has been out of control ever since 1992. Labour in 2000 had out-of-control spending driving us into a deficit; Labour in 2008 just had even more out-of-control spending driving us into a deficit!

    As your 2025 report said: geting back to 2000 levels of spending (even in nominal terms :-) is just a first step: NZ has a long long way to go even to match Canada (9% corporate tax rate) let alone HongKong or Singapore!

    It got a bit better from there when Brash said he'd
    "End all universal subsidies" - not you think it would be a simple step to "end all subsidies but no, he said "Lets give subsidies - I've got no problem with that!!".

    Brash did redeem himself at the end, when he agreed that outlawing public sector unions .... absolutely fundamental

    So perhaps there is some hope after fall.


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